Grazing Sheep on Solar Arrays
January 24, 2022
CCE St. Lawrence County
315-379-9192 ext. 227
email Betsy Hodge
This online Zoom class will look at the logistics and business of grazing solar arrays with sheep. Shepherds can get paid to graze solar arrays for the purpose of keeping the foliage below the level of the panels. Good grazing principles still apply and there are things to consider like fencing, water, moving animals and the timing of lambing. Join us to learn more about it from experienced grazers, Lewis Fox and Niko Kochendoerfer of Taconic End Sheep, LLC. Lewis and Niko own 400 Katahdin ewes in VT and operate Taconic End Sheep LLC. The flock grazes solar sites in the Northeast between May and October and moves back to VT for the Winter and lambing season.
On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022
May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022
A FREE, virtual three part webinar series for dairy producers interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. Our discussion will include market availability and considerations, business planning and goals, interacting with regulatory agencies, planning requirements, and equipment types and layout, audit readiness, compliance training and record keeping.
Profitable Meat Marketing Workshops
May 25, 2022
This webinar covers the approach used for setting meat prices, both for bulk and by-the-cut sales, using the Cornell Meat Price Calculator (MPC). Attendees will learn what data to collect from their farm and how to use the new MPC. The MPC is a user-friendly online tool for farmers that allows them to set prices that ensure they reach farm financial goals. The webinar will be recorded and shared, so that farms using the MPC can play it back when they are ready to use the MPC.
Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Farmer's Potluck
May 28, 2022
All farmers are invited to this networking event where we will share ideas, pool resources, tour a local farm, and enjoy good company.
No announcements at this time.